Staff

Vince Hall

Executive Director

V.Hall Vince Hall has serves as the Executive Director of Future of California Elections since early 2015. He brings over two decades of public policy experience in local, state, and federal government, including serving as Staff Director for Governor Gray Davis. More recently he served eight years as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. Mr. Hall has served as a consultant to political campaigns and to communities engaged in redistricting, bringing experience in, and passion for, fair and efficient elections.

Astrid Garcia Ochoa

Deputy Director

A_GarciaOchoa_photo Astrid Garcia Ochoa is the Deputy Director of Future of California Elections. Ms. Garcia Ochoa has over a decade of experience in policy analysis, government and public relations and developing strategic partnerships. She was the first full-time hire of Future of California Elections and helped build the organization from the ground-up. Ms. Garcia Ochoa holds a Master’s in Public Affairs and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Pomona College. Ms. Garcia Ochoa served as Co-Chair to the California Secretary of State transitional Language Accessibility Advisory Committee and is a member of the Governing Board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni.

Stefani Jimenez

Project Coordinator

Version 2Stefani Jimenez is currently Project Coordinator at Future of California Elections (FoCE), where she supports the efforts of both FoCE members and staff to achieve the vision and mission of the organization. Ms. Jimenez has 10 years of experience working in the cross section of advocacy and administrative affairs. She received her master’s degree in public policy and administration from California State University, Long Beach and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Loyola Marymount University.

Rachel Sherman

Project Coordinator

MeRachel is excited to join the Future of California Elections team and brings experience in administration, research, and advocacy. Ms. Sherman has served as a Human Rights Intern with IIMA, an NGO with special consultative status in the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council, and as a Special Projects Coordinator at Loyola Marymount University. She received her master’s degree in International Relations from New York University and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Chicano Studies from Loyola Marymount University.